How Does World Of Warcraft Threaten The Porn Industry?

According to an article by The Daily Beast's Richard Abowitz, online games like World of Warcraft are one of the top five reasons porn-for-profit is dying, and it all comes down to staying power.

Most of the reasons presented in the article make perfect sense. Fans paying more for sex with porn stars than film companies, piracy, and the lack of the taboo that was once associated with porn are all valid reasons the industry is losing steam, but online gaming? According to porn starlet Belladonna's husband Aiden, online games are serious competition.

"It is all entertainment that you are getting involved in the same way as porn is entertainment," said Aiden. "I won't say everyone, but a lot of people in the industry play videogames. The games are competition for porn. Fans jerk off to porn and are done, but you can keep playing a game."

This seems like shaky logic to me, no pun intended. I always thought of porn as something to look at while waiting for a rare mob to spawn, or while waiting for your raid group to assemble, or during a particularly long griffon flight.

In other words, there's always room for porn. At least where gaming is concerned.

Besides, Whorelore (formerly World of Whorecraft) taught us that gaming and porn can go together hand in hand, so to speak.

Top 5 Reasons Porn-for-Profit Is Dying [The Daily Beast]


Comments

    I guess it depends on the platform. For a console gamer playing games could help keep them away from porn, but for a PC gamer playing games basically tethers them to a machine that gives them instant access to porn.

    One thing I think he's missing is that online gaming has got an entire generation of gamers to the point where they're completely comfortable paying monthly subscription fees. If the porn industry manages to survive it will owe a lot to that (but lets face it, if it wasn't for 'parody' porn the money would have dried up by now and the industry as we know it would be dead already).

    you're a dirty, dirty man.

    I assumed it was being overshadowed by the gaming industry because it's so easy to find the same quality porn that needs to be paid for, for free on the internet. "Piracy" (so to speak) of pornography is ridiculously easy to achieve, with the appearance of hundreds of sites akin to youtube that allow users to watch and upload pornography for free.

    nono, I keep my play time and happy time separated thank you very much.

    Hmmm...nope. Tauren, zombies or the Scout don't turn me on nearly as much as sweaty, heaving, naked, groaning humans in live-action video...

    I'll be in my bunk.

Join the discussion!

Trending Stories Right Now